Nintendo eShop Five Year Anniversary Sale Starts On June 9th

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The Nintendo eShop is five years old, and to celebrate, Nintendo of Europe has announced that many of the most popular download-exclusive titles for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS will be temporarily discounted by as much as 50 percent.

That includes some particular highlights at bargain prices on Wii U such as FAST Racing NEO, Metroid Prime Trilogy, NES Remix 2, and Super Mario Galaxy 2. And, on Nintendo 3DS, games like Dillon’s Rolling Western, Pokémon Trading Card Game, SteamWorld Dig and The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX.

This will run between 3pm BST on Thursday 9th – Thursday 23rd June 2016, with a breakdown of discounted titles detailed below:

Wii U

  • Art Academy: SketchPad, Nintendo – £1.79 (€1.99), normally £3.59 (€3.99)

Art Academy: SketchPad is a robust art application that anyone can enjoy – from beginners to experts of all ages. Unleash your creativity using realistic stylus and touch screen-based controls.

  • Child of Light, Ubisoft – £5.99 (€7.49), normally £11.99 (€14.99)

Journey through a fantastical RPG set in a fairy tale world in Child of Light. Take on a host of beasts and mythical creatures in classic-style turn-based combat.

  • Cube Life: Island Survival, Cypronia – £5.59 (€6.99), normally £7.99 (€9.99)

Imagine being stranded on a beautiful, deserted island. All of life’s necessities – food, water, shelter – are now gone, and it’s up to you to survive. You’ll need to explore, build and craft to stay alive.

  • Donkey Kong 64 (Nintendo 64), Nintendo – £4.49 (€4.99), normally £8.99 (€9.99)

King K. Rool has set his sights on conquering Kong Isle, and only Donkey Kong and his pals can save the day!

  • EarthBound (Super Nintendo), Nintendo – £3.49 (€4.99), normally £6.99 (€9.99)

With a deeply engaging storyline, a richly detailed world and a wealth of unique features, EarthBound is an in-depth role-playing epic.

  • FAST Racing NEO, Shin’en Multimedia – £8.20 (€11.20), normally £10.99 (€14.99)

Jump into the driver’s seat of an assortment of anti-gravity vehicles, then put them through their paces in high octane competitions at 60 frames per second.

  • F-ZERO (Super Nintendo), Nintendo – £2.69 (€3.99), normally £5.49 (€7.99)

In the year 2560, the greatest racing competition is the F-ZERO championship. Pilots from across the galaxy risk their lives in a high-speed battle of turbo-charged hovercraft.

  • Kirby’s Adventure (NES), Nintendo – £1.69 (€2.49), normally £3.49 (€4.99)

Kirby’s Adventure was a groundbreaking platformer famous for introducing Kirby’s ability to copy the powers of his enemies. By sucking up foes, Kirby can fire lasers, burst into flames, use a giant mallet and more.

  • Little Inferno, Tomorrow Corporation – £4.49 (€4.99), normally £8.99 (€9.99)

Throw your toys into your fire, and play with them as they burn. Stay warm in there. It’s been snowing for as long as anyone can remember!

  • Metroid Prime Trilogy (Wii), Nintendo – £8.99 (€9.99), normally £17.99 (€19.99)

Steeped in myth, rich in exploration and explosive in action, three classic Metroid adventures chronicling bounty hunter Samus Aran’s first-person adventures come together in a single package.

  • Nano Assault Neo, Shin’en Multimedia – £6.70 (€7.49), normally £8.99 (€9.99)

The entire nano cosmos is under threat from the deadly Nanostray virus! Shrink down to microscopic size and prepare to blast your way through millions of deadly enemies.

  • NES Remix, Nintendo – £4.49 (€4.99), normally £8.99 (€9.99)

Leap over barrels in arcade classic Donkey Kong, gather rupees in The Legend of Zelda, perform wheelies in Excitebike, and much more – as fast as possible!

  • NES Remix 2, Nintendo – £4.49 (€4.99), normally £8.99 (€9.99)

Try your hand at twisted trials taken from later NES releases like Metroid, Kirby’s Adventure, Super Mario Bros. 3, Punch-Out!!, Kid Icarus, and more!

  • Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES), Nintendo – £1.69 (€2.49), normally £3.49 (€4.99)

Mario and Luigi are called back into action when Bowser and his kids turn the kings of the Mushroom World into animals and steal their royal magic wands.

  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii), Nintendo – £8.99 (€9.99), normally £17.99 (€19.99)

With scores of wildly creative galaxies to explore, all-new power-ups to grab and the freedom to play alone or get a helping hand, saving the day has never been so much fun!

  • Super Mario World (Super Nintendo), Nintendo – £2.69 (€3.99), normally £5.49 (€7.99)

Mario and Luigi’s first Super NES escapade took them into a new land with new characters, new abilities and much more, becoming an all-time best-seller.

  • Super Mario 64 (Nintendo 64), Nintendo – £4.49 (€4.99), normally £8.99 (€9.99)

Leaping through pictures hanging from the walls, Mario searches for 120 Power Stars stashed away in vast, magical worlds teeming with daunting obstacle courses, hidden items, puzzles and an army of enemies!

  • Super Metroid (Super Nintendo), Nintendo – £2.69 (€3.99), normally £5.49 (€7.99)

When space pirates snatch the last remaining Metroid, bounty hunter Samus Aran is called back into action!

  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Super Nintendo), Nintendo – £2.69 (€3.99), normally £5.49 (€7.99)

Princess Zelda has been taken prisoner and an evil wizard is attempting to unleash Ganon, the king of darkness. Only Link has the courage to save Hyrule!

  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo 64), Nintendo – £4.49 (€4.99), normally £8.99 (€9.99)

Wield incredible weapons and items, battle ferocious bosses, and solve brain-teasing puzzles in this fan-favourite chapter from the series, The Legend of Zelda.

  • The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (Game Boy Advance), Nintendo – £3.09 (€3.49), normally £6.29 (€6.99)

This classic adventure sees Link embarking on one of his strangest journeys yet. With the help of the Minish Cap, the brave adventurer can shrink down to microscopic dimensions.

  • Toki Tori, Two Tribes – £0.89 (€0.99), normally £1.79 (€1.99)

Toki Tori’s gameplay is a blend of two genres. While it looks like a platform game, it’s a puzzle game at heart.

  • Trine 2: Director’s Cut, Frozenbyte – £6.99 (€8.49), normally £13.99 (€16.99)

Hark back to a time of brave heroes, magic spells and dark forces with a fairytale adventure that’s as exciting as it is beautiful.

Nintendo 3DS

  • 3D Classics Kirby’s Adventure, Nintendo – £2.69 (€2.99), normally £5.39 (€5.99)

In 3D Classics Kirby’s Adventure, Kirby must reassemble the pieces of the Star Rod so that the people of Dream Land can dream once again.

  • Colors! 3D, Collecting Smiles – £2.69 (€2.99), normally £5.39 (€5.99)

Colors! 3D is a simple yet robust painting application that combines ease of use and powerful painting tools. Whether you’re looking to sketch, paint, or draw, Colors! 3D is the perfect digital sketchbook.

  • Dillon’s Rolling Western, Nintendo – £4.49 (€4.99), normally £8.99 (€9.99)

Get ready for a Wild West blast and a new spin on the tower defence genre! With strategy, side quests and thrilling combat, this jaunt to the Ol’ West is sure to roll out the fun.

  • Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH!, Shin’en Multimedia – £1.85 (€2.24), normally £2.50 (€2.99)

Play minigolf with your Mii and master new cups and trick shot challenges in beautiful environments. The perfect touch controls make for a fun and rewarding putting experience.

  • Gunman Clive, Hörberg Productions – £0.99 (€0.99), normally £1.99 (€1.99)

In the year of 18XX, the West is overrun by thugs and outlaws. A group of bandits have kidnapped Mayor Johnson’s daughter and are spreading havoc across the land.

  • Kirby’s Dream Land (Game Boy), Nintendo – £1.79 (€1.99), normally £3.59 (€3.99)

In Kirby’s Dream Land, you guide Kirby through a series of side-scrolling action stages. Kirby can walk, fly, inhale and defeat enemies – everything he needs to make it through Mt. Dedede!

  • Pokédex 3D Pro, Nintendo – £6.69 (€7.49), normally £13.49 (€14.99)

Become the ultimate Pokémon Trainer! Get clued up on all things Pokémon with the new Pokédex 3D Pro for Nintendo 3DS.

  • Pokémon Link: Battle!, Nintendo – £3.59 (€3.99), normally £7.19 (€7.99)

In Pokémon Link: Battle! players battle Pokémon to capture them through fast-paced puzzles. When you catch a wild Pokémon, it is called a Link. Your goal in this game is to Link every last Pokémon.

  • Pokémon Trading Card Game (Game Boy Color), Nintendo – £2.19 (€2.49), normally £4.49 (€4.99)

Based on the incredibly popular Pokémon Trading Card Game, this Game Boy Color version was a hit with gamers and card collectors alike.

  • Pullblox, Nintendo £2.69 (€2.99), normally £5.39 (€5.99)

Pullblox is a unique part-puzzle, part-platform game that will tax your brain and creativity! Children in Pullblox Park have been trapped inside giant block puzzles, so it’s tiny hero Mallo to the rescue!

  • Shin Megami Tensei IV, ATLUS – £8.99 (€9.99), normally £17.99 (€19.99)

As a Samurai, one of the young race of protectors, carve your own path through an adventure that will take you beyond your home, the Eastern Kingdom of Mikado.

  • SteamWorld Dig, Image & Form Games – £3.49 (€4.49), normally £7.99 (€8.99)

Take the role of Rusty, a lone mining steambot, as he arrives at an old mining town in great need. Dig your way through the old earth, gaining riches while uncovering the ancient threat that lurks below…

  • Super Mario Bros. (NES), Nintendo – £2.19 (€2.49), normally £4.49 (€4.99)

Run and jump with Mario or Luigi through caves and castles, down pipes and across platforms, and face off against Bowser to rescue your beloved Princess Peach.

  • Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES), Nintendo – £2.19 (€2.49), normally £4.49 (€4.99)

Super Mario Bros. 2 offers freedom to explore levels not only horizontally but also vertically, while collecting power-ups, uprooting veggies to throw at enemies and seeking out hidden ‘Sub-space’ rooms.

  • Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES), Nintendo – £1.69 (€2.49), normally £3.49 (€4.99)

Mario and Luigi are called back into action when Bowser and his kids turn the kings of the Mushroom World into animals and steal their royal magic wands.

  • Super Mario Land (Game Boy), Nintendo – £1.79 (€1.99), normally £3.59 (€3.99)

Mario’s acclaimed Game Boy debut brings the plucky plumber to new territory: Sarasaland, where the evil space monster Tatanga has hypnotised the people and kidnapped Princess Daisy!

  • Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (Game Boy), Nintendo – £1.79 (€1.99), normally £3.59 (€3.99)

In his greatest Game Boy adventure, Mario faces off against his evil rival Wario, who has captured Mario Land and turned it into his private playground.

  • The Legend of Zelda (NES), Nintendo – £2.19 (€2.49), normally £4.49 (€4.99)

The epic series The Legend of Zelda began here, with the heroic Link on a hazardous journey through the fantastic world of Hyrule.

  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX (Game Boy Color), Nintendo – £2.69 (€2.99), normally £5.39 (€5.99)

In the Legend of Zelda series’ first Game Boy adventure, Link is shipwrecked on the mysterious Koholint Island. To return home, he must face a nightmarish new enemy and solve the riddle of the Wind Fish.

  • The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (Game Boy Color), Nintendo – £2.69 (€2.99), normally £5.39 (€5.99)

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages gives gamers classic Zelda action, with a heaped helping of original concepts and puzzles. Link must travel around a vast overworld collecting clues and items, and explore challenging dungeons.

  • The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (Game Boy Color), Nintendo – £2.69 (€2.99), normally £5.39 (€5.99)

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons takes place in the troubled land of Holodrum. After magically transporting to this new world, Link witnesses a power-hungry general named Onox summon a mighty storm and kidnap the Oracle of Seasons.

  • Zen Pinball 3D, Zen Studios – £1.79 (€1.99), normally £4.49 (€4.99)

Featuring four beautifully crafted, original tables, Zen Pinball 3D features the most advanced ball physics in a pinball video game to date.

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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